Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing mounting allegations of sexual assault since 'hot mic' footage captured prior to a 2005 Access Hollywood interview showed him boasting of groping women. Trump has vehemently denied the allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards women.

The events span several decades with women alleging unwanted groping, kissing and even rape. IBTimes UK has compiled a list of those who have accused Trump of sexual assault and the GOP nominee's responses.

Jessica Leeds

When: Early 1980s.

Where: While sitting next to Trump on a flight to New York.

What she claims: Leeds spoke to The New York Times (NYT) and alleged Trump lifted the armrest between their first-class seats, touched her breasts and attempted to put his hand up her skirt. "He was like an octopus," she said. "It was like he had six arms. He was all over the place."

Trump's response: Trump denied the allegations to the NYT and threatened to sue the newspaper if they did not retract their story and issue an apology.

Jason Miller, a Trump spokesman, said: "This entire article is fiction, and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr Trump trivializes sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in ints efforts to determine this election."

At a rally on Friday (14 October), Trump added: "Believe me. She would not be my first choice. That I can tell you. You don't know. That would not be my first choice."

Ivana Trump
Billionaire Donald Trump and his wife Ivana arrive 04 December 1989 at a social engagement in New York. Swerzey /AFP/Getty Images

Ivana Trump

When: 1989.

Where: The former couple's home.

What she claims: Trump's first wife alleged a violent attack by her former husband, which was written about in the 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald Trump and a June 2015 article by The Daily Beast. Trump allegedly violently attacked Ivana following a painful scalp reduction surgery he blamed her for.

From Lost Tycoon:

"Donald held back Ivana's arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants. Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified...It is a violent assault." Author Harry Hurt III adds: "According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidants, 'he raped me'."

Ivana Trump has since backtracked on her allegation. In a statement she said: "[O]n one occasion during 1989, Mr Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense."

Trump's response: In 1993, Trump said the allegations were "obviously false". Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen said "you cannot rape your spouse"—which he later apologised for—and threatened The Daily Beast reporters who wrote the story.

Kristin Anderson

When: Early 1990s.

Where: At a Manhattan nightclub.

What she claims: Anderson told The Washington Post that Trump sat next to her on a couch at the nightclub, put his hand up her skirt and "touched her vagina through her underwear". She said she immediately pushed his hand away and that it was a brief encounter of "less than 30 seconds".

Trump's response: "Mr Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Post.

Jill Harth

When: Beginning in 1992.

Where: Several locations.

What she claims: In two separate stories, The New York Times reported Harth's allegations towards Trump. Harth was a former business partner of Trump who claims Trump once put his hands up her skirt, touching her crotch. "He was relentless... I didn't know how to handle it. I would go away from him and say I have to go to the restroom. It was the escape route," she told The Times' Nicholas Kristof.

Harth told WNYC in August: "He knew I was engaged to somebody else, and he seemed to be very into trying to break that up. He was sexually harassing me, that's it, plain and simple."

The makeup artist admitted to attending one of Trump's rallies last year for a job. She did file a legal complaint against him, but withdrew her lawsuit, The New York Times reported.

Trump's response: Trump claims it was Harsh who pursued him and used email exchanges to prove she thanked him for helping her personally and professionally. Trump denounced The Times' May article as "false, malicious and libellous".


When: 1994.

Where: A series of sex parties hosted by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

What she claims: The anonymous woman, identified as Jane Doe, has claimed in a lawsuit that Trump and Epstein assaulted her when she was 13-years-old. The lawsuit claims Trump tied the girl to a bed, exposed himself and then raped her in a "savage sexual attack." She said she screamed for him to stop, but he struck her in the face and yelled back "that he would do whatever he wanted."

Trump's response: According to Fusion, documents show Trump has denied the allegations. "These allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply political motivated. There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period."

The case is heading to trial in December.

Temple Taggart

When: 1997.

Where: Shreveport, Louisiana and again at Trump Tower.

What she claims: The former Miss Utah told The New York Times that Trump kissed her during a rehearsal for the Miss USA Pageant. "He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought: 'Oh, my gosh. Gross.' He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like, 'Wow, that's inappropriate.'"

Taggart told The Times it happened again after the pageant. She claimed he "zeroed in" on her at the gala celebration following the show. He told her how much he liked her style and invited her to visit him in New York to talk about her future. He then gave her another non-consensual kiss on the lips.

Trump's response: The Times said Trump denied the allegation saying that "he is reluctant to kiss strangers on the lips." According to CNN, he also told NBC, "I emphatically deny this ridiculous claim."

Mindy McGillivray

When: 2003.

Where: Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club.

What she claims: McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post that Trump grabbed her inappropriately when she was helping a photographer hired to work a concert at the club. "This was a pretty good nudge. More of a grab," she told the Florida newspaper. "It was pretty close to the center of my butt. I was startled. I jumped." Her story was collaborated by photographer Ken Davidoff.

Trump's response: According to CNN, Trump campaign sources have claimed the campaign is drafting a lawsuit against the Palm Beach Post. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told NPR: "There is no truth to this whatsoever."

Rachel Crooks

When: 2005.

Where: Outside of an elevator at Trump Tower.

What she claims: Crooks, who was a receptionist for Bayrock Group, told The New York Times that she greeted Trump outside an elevator in the building where they both worked. She claimed that after shaking hands, Trump kissed her on the cheek and then on the mouth. "It was so inappropriate," she said. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that."

Trump's response: Trump responded to Crooks allegations the same way he responded to Leeds' as both were covered in the same story by The New York Times.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller said: "This entire article is fiction, and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr Trump trivialises sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in ints efforts to determine this election."

Natasha Stoynoff

When: December 2005.

Where: Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club.

What she claims: Stoynoff was a writer for People magazine when she went to Mar-a-Lago to interview Trump and his wife, Melania. During a break in the interview, Trump offered to show her around while his wife went up to change. In an article for People, Stoynoff describes the "attack":

"We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat… I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump's longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself."

Trump's response: Trump has questioned why Stoynoff did not accuse him during her 2005 article and claimed that "it did not happen." According to NPR, in a speech on Thursday (13 October), Trump said: "You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don't think so."

Summer Zervos
Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the TV show The Apprentice, reacts next to lawyer Gloria Allred (L) while speaking about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump during a news conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Summer Zervos

When: 2007.

Where: The Beverly Hills Hotel.

What she claims: The former Apprentice contestant claims Trump first kissed her during a meeting in New York. However, Zervos said she still wanted to get a job at The Trump Organization so she met Trump for dinner in Los Angeles. In a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, Zervos said she was escorted to a room next to where he was getting dressed. He allegedly kissed her "very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast."

Zervos said she still had dinner with Trump and called him to inquire about the job.

Trump's response: "I vaguely remember Ms Zervos as one of the many contestants on the Apprentice over the years," he said in a statement. "To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I've conducted my life. In fact, Ms Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California."


When: 2010.

Where: Trump Tower in Manhattan.

What she claims: The anonymous woman, who is friends with CNN's Erin Burnett, claims she was with Trump in a Trump Tower boardroom. There he asked her to take some Tic Tacs and he then proceeded to lean in and kiss her on the lips. "I was really freaked out," the woman told Burnett. Trump then invited her to his office alone and told her she was "special". The woman said Trump gave her his mobile phone number, CNN reported. "I ran the hell out of there," she later said.

Trump's response: The Trump campaign has not responded to IBTimes UK's request for comment.

Cassandra Searles

When: 2013.

Where: Miss USA Pageant.

What she claims: In June, the former Miss Washington accused Trump of treating pageant contestants "like cattle" and like "his property". Yahoo News reported that other contestants agreed with Searles in the comment saying they remembered the experience.

Searles added in the comments section: "He probably doesn't want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."

Trump's response: The Trump campaign has not responded to IBTimes UK's request for comment.